Brooke Shields Says Her Fireplace Mantel Came From NYC’s Iconic Plaza Hotel

AD: What city do you live in?

Brooke Shields: New York, in Manhattan.

Describe the style of your home in one sentence.

London town house.

What is one kitchen item that you use every single day?

My juicer.

What kind of juice?


What’s your favorite home gadget or appliance?

My salad spinner. And my label maker. I actually like my label maker more. I label everything. I even labeled the label maker. It’s a source of contentment and order for me.

Speaking of order, what is your bedtime ritual?

It’s been different while I’ve been doing the show, but it’s usually cleaning my face and taking the time to do different [skincare] steps. Then I like to get into bed and read before going to sleep.

What would you say is your favorite room in your house and why?

I love my living room; I love sitting and reading on my couch, hearing people outside, looking at the two beautiful paintings of my daughters. Our fireplace mantel came from The Plaza when they redid all of their fireplaces. We have a nice little bar on this marble vintage table. And I collect match strikers, the sterling silver ones, and I have them [displayed in the living area].

I just love all the items in the room. Some of my most prized possessions are the pieces Keith Haring gave me. He made these big hearts and he drew babies all over them. And then for my 21st birthday, he wrapped up a lot of popshop stuff and decorated the whole outside of the bag, and so I framed that. And he gave me one of the first paintings he ever made when he came to New York, of a Buddha resting up against a tree. I guess he knew he was sick. He didn’t say it, but he took me to Mr. Chow’s and presented me with this. He said, “I wanted you to have one of my first pieces that I ever made by coming to New York.”

Can you describe an item in your home that you brought back from a trip?

I usually bring something back from every trip. I have these beautiful bone carved bowls from India with very intricate depictions of scenes and people. I keep them on my table.

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